Single Assessment Process
The National Service Framework for older people, published in
2001, introduced the Single Assessment Process (SAP). Full
implementation of this process was required by April 2004. Single
Assessment is a system of care management covering assessment, care
planning service delivery and review.
Single Assessment Process is standard two, the process means that
health and social care professionals will work together to deliver
better services to adults and older people. It will promote better
care services and better outcomes for older people, prevent
duplication of information and effective sharing of information
between health and social care professionals.